Dawn of Crafting is a slick crafting-based RPG that’s huge in scope. You start making the most basic tools and progress to more complex tools and constructions, while having to hunt and feed yourself. There is a very satisfying RPG-like feeling as you level up various skills. Interestingly, you increase skill level every time you fail to craft something.
Grinding is heavy, and there are still some issues with balance – some skills are very hard to advance, but you can’t advance the main quest without reaching those levels. For example when you’re asked to build a “Mating Hut”, you’ll likely be 10+ levels too low, and building a single building item (bearing mind you need to endlessly fail) is incredibly expensive on resources. This game has been very frequently updated, so these issues may still get tweaked.